Florida Drug Testing Laws

Florida Drug Testing Laws

The laws surrounding employee drug testing varies from state to state. In Florida, there are a number of regulations employers must follow in order to implement compliant drug testing policies and procedures.

Covered Employers

  • Private employers (with at least 3 employees)
  • Public employers on law enforcement and safety-sensitive work

Applicant Testing

  • Applicant should be given advance notice
  • Grounds for not hiring: refusal to get tested

Employee Testing

  • Authorized testing: reasonable suspicion, fitness-for-duty exam, follow-up after rehab/counseling
  • Employees should be given written notice at least 60 days in advance
  • Testing provides discounts & benefits under workers’ comp. law
  • Positive result or refusal may lead to discipline or discharge

Conditions & Methods

  • Confidential test results
  • Confirming test in case of a positive result
  • Privacy in specimen collection, method of collection, storage, and transportation

Florida Marijuana Laws

Marijuana legislation in Florida may have implications when it comes to screening employees for cannabis use. For more information, visit Florida Marijuana Laws.

Laboratory Drug Testing in Florida

If you are an employer or administrator looking to schedule employee drug testing in Florida, type in your ZIP code to find the laboratory testing site nearest you:


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